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Patricia Portell

Patricia “Patti” Portell was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She left this world suddenly on January 5, 2022 at age 68.

Patricia was born on March 17th, 1953 to the late Donald and Mary Sackman.

Patricia is survived by her loving children, daughter, Michelle Terry (Mike Kahney) and son, Jamie (Tina) Portell;  beautiful grandchildren whom she loved dearly Joshua (Tara) Kirsch, Courtney Portell, Trey Terry, Katelynn Portell, Seth Terry, Madison Portell, Allison Buss, and Craig Buss;  dearest brothers Donald (Diane) Sackman and Ronald (Deborah) Sackman. She was a dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

Patti was a long-time employee and retiree from AT&T.

A celebration of life is set for March 19, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Detour’s located at 2855 Seckman Rd, Imperial, MO 63052.


  1. Heather (Sweeney) Haegele on January 12, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    Patti has provided a lifetime of friendship, support, and fun memories for our mom and us. We love her dearly for that. She will be very missed.

  2. Donnie and Di Sackman on January 13, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Thoughtfulness, sincerity and fun defined your life. Caring for others is what made you special. 1,000 years of love glowed within your heart. I burst with pride to call you my sister!

    I am so glad I had 40 years to know you. You are the sister I never had. I will miss our talks, laughs and friendship. You were loved and will be missed so much.

    Love Donnie and Di

  3. TERRY MOORE & FAMILY on January 13, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    My condolences and from the Moore family

  4. Will Gmerek on January 14, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Mrs. Portell, you will certainly be missed. You always treated me like part of your family. Your energy, thoughtfulness, good spirit, kind heart and fun to be around can never be replaced. There are no words to describe that empty feeling and you will certainly be missed. Thank you for everything.

  5. Linda Burchfield on February 19, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    I met her 30 years ago, and I have absolutely adored her the entire time. She has been a wonderful friend, always there when you need her and always great to have her on your side! I will miss her everyday!

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